black creatives are being acknowledged heavy these days.
it’s truly a great time to be alive.
with this boost,
other races are trying to get their work out there too.
a recent ig post from lena waithe had me in confusion tho.
it was about the movie,
“crazy rich asians”,
and this is what she had to font about it…
“it’s just as important as black panther and a wrinkle in time…”
now i didn’t get to see “a wrinkle in time”,
but how so?
i saw the trailer when i went to the last purge movie:
…and it looked like a typical rom-com to me.
so did i miss something?
there isn’t a lot of push for asian movies,
but where do we as black folks come in?
besides awkwafina and her blaccent.
in wondering where this push from lena was coming from,
i found my answer a few posts down on her ig:
so if that was the case,
why not font:
check out the new movie,
crazy rich asians!
it’s a good movie i think you’d enjoy.”
…instead of all the extra?
to put a rom com on the same level as black panther,
a movie having a black super hero with an all 98% black cast,
not to mention a black director,
was absolutely ludicrous to me.
asians have their own successful market of entertainment.
they practically dominate in their forest,
and now in this one,
with k pop.
black acts don’t get nearly half that push.
blacks struggle in this country to be taken seriously,
even by our own at times.
so i don’t see how “important” this movie is for us,
especially for “the culture” as lena claims,
but maybe the foxhole can help me understand.
lowkey: lena went and bought out an entire theater for this movie…
was it that good?
maybe she meant it was important for white folks to see it?
i’m trying to make sense of it all.